This week is always the week of loss for me. My mother and bonus dad both died this week in June. My first cat. I expect death to show up.
When people you love die? It hurts. It resonates and it ripples and you can sometimes associate love with loss.
But you still have to love.
People are beautiful and broken, flawed and therefore perfect. They might hurt you or uplift you or do it simultaneously, but it’s so important to love. That goes for yourself too. Nobody knows your flaws better than you do, but you have to be brave enough to not dwell on them, to love yourself despite them or even because of them.
You deserve to be loved. You deserve to love. Yes, it’s scary. But you’ve got this.
Here’s my random painting. It’s still so hard to show these! Some day I hope it will be easier. Thanks for bearing with me!
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NEW BOOK OF AWESOME- THE PLACES WE HIDE
I have a new book out!!!!!! It’s an adult mystery set in the town where we live, which is Bar Harbor, Maine. You can order it here. And you totally should.
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